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Re: prevent yum deleting downloaded updates

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Nigel Henry wrote:
| On Saturday 05 January 2008 19:26, David Boles wrote:
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|> Nigel Henry wrote:
|> | On Saturday 05 January 2008 17:37, yordy wrote:
|> |> anybody know how to tell yum do not delete downloaded updates after
|> |> apply this? In previous versions of Fedora I have to clear my cache
|> |> manually because yum keep all downloaded updates, but in Fedora 8 yum
|> |> delete all downloaded updates automatically.
|> |
|> | Hi Yordy. Edit /etc/yum.conf as root, and change the line.
|> | keepcache=0  to keepcache=1
|> |
|> | While your at it, and if you want to keep more than the default 2
|> | kernels, add a line to the file as below.
|> | installonly_limit=0
|> |
|> | That will disable yum from trashing kernels you may want to keep (the 0
|> | is a zero by the way).
|> I have to ask you Nigel. Why would you want to keep more that two kernels
|> when you have the one that is currently running and the previous one that
|> was running when the current one was installed?
|> ~  David
| Hi David. Now that's an interesting question. First I must say that I use Apt,
| not Yum, and Apt keeps all the kernels, unless you manually remove them,
| which personally I prefer. I suppose that I just don't like the situation
| where Yum decides which kernels are going to be available.
| For one thing, I do like to keep the kernel that was installed when I
| installed the distro. Usually this one works ok, so I don't want it trashed,
| and is likely to happen if /etc/yum.conf is left as default.
| Let's say that I don't like others making decisions for me.
| Another example. This is not for Fedora, but Debian. I have 2.6.8, and 2.6.11
| pre udev kernelsinstalled, and my video devices, bttv, and the ov511 webcam
| are loaded in the correct order "Always". Kernels using udev are very hit and
| miss. Sometimes bttv is /dev/video0 (correct), and ov511 is /dev/video1 (also
| correct). Othertimes bttv is /dev/video1, and ov511 /dev/video0, and both
| incorrect as regards the pre-udev kernels. Allright, you can write rules in
| udev to get the ordering correct, but is nice if you still have the pre udev
| kernels to confirm that pre udev kernels get the video devices in the correct
| order.
| What all of this comes down to, and considering that I'm on dialup. I don't
| want the cache trashed as default with Yum, as I may have more than one
| instance of the distro to update, and can use the downloaded packages to save
| download time for the other Fedora instance that I want to update.
| Regarding adding the line "installonly_limit=0" that is personal choice. As
| far as I'm concerned, I like to be in control. It's easy to remove kernels
| that you no longer want, but not so easy to re-install earlier kernels.
| This was after all only a suggestion.

I was not being critical. I was just wondering why. Thanks for the
explanation. It is, of course, your choice. I was just curious.

I have seen you here many times and I am sure that you have seen some people
here do strange, much stranger, things. Often,  ;-)

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~  David
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